Reviewed by: Patience Itson
Tucked away in Mentone is a quaint café that is garnering some attention. The Wildflower Café was named one of the best small-town restaurants in the US by Taste of Home magazine. Read on for the details and a peek at what makes it so special.
A unique spot to eat
Sometimes, the best spots to eat aren’t the ones that are on everyone’s radar. The Community Cooks from renowned publication Taste of Home compiled a list of the best small-town restaurant in each US state.
With Alabama’s vast amount of mouthwatering southern kitchens, there was a lot of competition. Housed in a log cabin and shrouded in a lush forest, The Wildflower Café in Mentone ended up taking the cake.
“This is an enchanting little spot in the small town of Mentone. The Wildflower Café is housed in an old log cabin and surrounded by twining vines and forest. Their menu combines fresh flavors and homestyle cooking in dishes like Tomato Pie and Polenta Shrimp & Grits.”Nancy Mook, from “The Best Small-Town Restaurants Across America” in Taste of Home“
About Wildflower Café
Wildflower Café is a hippie-chic spot that’s been serving customers delicious food for years. The building itself is over 120 years old! Specializing in classic southern cuisine, this place is a must-try for anyone seeking authentic eats from our region.
Take a look at some fan faves on the menu:
- Peanut Butter Pie
- BBQ Bacon Smothered Chicken
- Prime Rib
- Seaside Shrimp Grits
Explore the full menu here—warning, it will make you hungry.
Visit for yourself
Ready to give this unique Alabama spot a try? Lunch is available by walk-in only, but dinner reservations are highly suggested. Reserve your table today—call 256.634.0066. Walk-ins are always accepted.
- Location: 6007 AL-117, Mentone, AL 35984
- Hours: Thursday, 11AM-2PM | Friday-Saturday, 11-3PM, 4-8PM | Sunday, 11AM-2PM
- Website | Facebook
Wildflower Café even has a Country Store with local handmade pottery, jewelry, clothing, local artwork and much more. Plus, there’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
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